André Bloc

1896 · France

Artist biography

André Bloc is a contemporary artist considered well established, who was born in France. André Bloc was born in 1896. Also born in France around 1896 and of the same generation are Ossip Zadkine, Henri Gaudier-Brzeska, Chaim Soutine and Tristan Tzara.

André Bloc's Gallery representation

André Bloc is represented and exhibited by François Laffanour Downtown located in Paris, France.

Historical Context of France

France has been an important country in the unfolding of modernism. Throughout the nineteenth century, France established the beginnings of what is today known as the avant-garde, including movements such as Impressionism, Post-Impressionism and Art Nouveau, led by world renowned artists. In the first half of the twentieth century, Paris was a crucial intellectual and cultural centre, establishing vital movements such as Cubism, Fauvism, Dadaism and Surrealism, amongst others. These movements blossomed at the beginning of the century, in the period immediately preceding the Second World War. Dominant French creative figures from the beginning of the century include Paul Cezanne, Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque (Spanish national who settled in France) Francis Picabia, Marcel Duchamp, Man Ray, and Le Corbusier amongst many of others.

Further Biographical Context for André Bloc

André Bloc was born in 1896, grew up during the 1900s and 1910s and was influenced by the artistic culture of the time. The first decades of the twentieth century were characterised by lively advances in pictorial art. It was the era of post-Impressionism and of experimentation, including the first ventures into Expressionism and Abstraction. Many different groups of artists or loosely affiliated communities of the avant-garde in a number of major cities around the world evolved different modes of these key innovations. Meanwhile, Expressive painting found key followers in various places around the world. In France, the Nabis were among the first at the very turn of the century, and the German groups Die Brücke and Der Blaue Reiter included such famous figures as Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Franz Marc and Wassily Kandinsky.

André Bloc

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